This website has been created to provide local residents, businesses and interest groups with real-time news about the East Rhyl coastal defence scheme, as well as project information and key contacts for the development.

The website will be regularly updated with relevant project news. Our recent news can be found on the Project Updates page and the latest news feeds on this page.

You will find your frequently asked questions on the FAQs page. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for then please feel free to contact us directly.

Project overview

The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme will reduce the risk of coastal flooding in the Garford Road area of East Rhyl.

Rhyl is a town on the coast of Denbighshire protected by a number of historical coastal defences. These defences have overtopped extensively in the past, with the most recent event occurring in December of 2013. Currently the Standard of Protection offered by the defences in the vicinity of Garford Road is estimated to protect against a 1 in 50 year storm, which will however degrade in line with sea level rise. The East Rhyl Coastal Defence project will improve the standard of defence to provide a 1 in 200 year Standard of Protection. 

The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme is led by Denbighshire County Council, with support from the Welsh Government. Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the Coastal Defence Scheme, and is currently working with Denbighshire County Council, and the Environmental and Engineering Consultancy JBA Consulting through early design and development works.

The project will involve the construction of a rock revetment structure immediately in front of the existing sea wall, with improvements to the existing wall over a length of around four hundred metres, from Splash Point heading East.

The East Rhyl Project will expand upon the recently completed flood storage works completed by Denbighshire County Council since the coastal flood event in 2013.

Garford Road Flooding
East Rhyl Flooding
Helicopter Overview - Flooding Event
East Rhyl - 2016
East Rhyl - 2016

Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)

The East Rhyl coastal defence scheme is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image.

Construction sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. This initiative encourages contractors to give a commitment over and above the legal minimum site requirements regarding:


  • Cleanliness

  • Responsibility

  • Quietness

  • Tidiness

  • Safety

  • Accountability


The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.

For more information, please visit http://www.ccscheme.org.uk or click here to download the CCS Scheme Overview brochure

Contact us

If you have any thoughts or comments about the project, please contact the project team. Alternatively, you can submit your question via the contact form below and we’ll get back to you:

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For all general enquiries please contact Wayne Hope, Flood Risk Manager, Denbighshire County Council using the above form


Rhyl Splashpoint Community Flood Plan

A Community Flood plan has been developed  for the Rhyl Splash Point area to help manage the flood risk at East Rhyl and for the benefit of those who live there. This flood plan is implemented and relies upon the contribution of a number of valued Volunteer Flood Wardens from the local community.